Section 13 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 (NSW) is Riding Animals and is extracted below.
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13 Certain animals not to be ridden etc
A person shall not:
(a) ride, drive, use, carry or convey an animal, or
(b) where the person is a person in charge of an animal–authorise the riding, driving, using, carrying or conveying of the animal,
if the animal is unfit for the purpose of its being so ridden, driven, used, carried or conveyed.
Maximum penalty: 250 penalty units in the case of a corporation and 50 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both, in the case of an individual.